Thursday, November 30, 2023

UBS Podcast HotD 1×04 – Thematic Parmesan Crisps

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Julia, Kylie, and Caroline welcome back Gretchen to chat about sex and sex rats, aka episode 4 of House of the Dragon, “King of the Narrow Sea”.

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The intro & outro saltarello is performed by Stary Olsa from their album “Liep​š​aje (The Best​)​”, which is available for purchase on Bandcamp.

Episode Breakdown:

  • 0:00 – Introduction & episode recap
  • 7:17 – Some kind of chronological analysis
  • 20:00 – Garden party
  • 33:45 – Matt Smith talks in Valyrian
  • 42:47 – Rhaenyra on the town
  • 52:05 – Sex juxtaposition
  • 1:05:00 – The Criston Cole scene
  • 1:19:50 – Julia takes out her Kobo
  • 1:43:10 – Highlights/lowlights

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Authors

  • Kylie

    Kylie is a Managing Editor at The Fandomentals on a mission to slay all the tropes. She has a penchant for complex familial dynamics and is easily pleased when authors include in-depth business details.

  • Julia

    Julia is a Managing Editor at The Fandomentals with far too many hobbies and complex emotions. She may or may not be an actual Martell.

  • Caroline

    Caroline is a lawyer by day, geeky media fan and critic by night, afternoon, and lunch hour. Caroline enjoys long walks on quiet beaches so she can mentally over-analyze fictional characters and settings, and candlelit dinners that don't cause a glare on her TV screen.

  • Gretchen

    Bi/pan, they/them. Gretchen is a Managing Editor for the Fandomentals. An unabashed academic book nerd and aspiring sci/fi and fantasy author, they have about things like media, representation, and ethics in storytelling.

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